Get the Look! Nail Head Trim – So Classic Yet So Current!

December 6, 2016 by Michelle Katzirz

Trends come, trends go. While it’s fun to dabble in new ideas, if you have a limited decorating budget, we suggest investing in classic styles that look spectacular year after year. Nail head trim is a perfect example! It’s been a furniture staple for many, many years – yet recently it’s come to the forefront again, used in new, dramatic ways. Here’s everything you need to know about nail head trim and how to add it to your home.

Nail head trim dates back to the 17th century. How’s that for classic?! 400 years ago, nail heads were used by furniture craftsmen to actually anchor material to wood; it was a practical way to make strong and durable furniture. How far this trend has evolved! Today it’s the pinnacle of style, adding aesthetic value and bringing vintage-inspired charm to all types of furnishings.

What style of furnishings suits nail head trim? Once used almost exclusively for masculine, substantial leather chairs and sofas, nail head trim has moved into the spotlight. Now you’ll find it on all kinds of fabrics, all textures, even decidedly feminine styles. (BTW, it still looks fabulous on classic ‘manly’ leathers!) From a white leather headboard to a curved, velvet covered arm chair – nail trim brings timeless beauty to a diverse range of furnishings.

Transitional Sofa with Rolled Arms and Spaced Nail head

Transitional Sofa with Rolled Arms and Spaced Nail head

 

But isn’t it VERY traditional? Yes, nail head trim brings a sense of tradition and decorum to furniture, but it’s certainly not old school! What makes nail head trim so fun right now is the juxtaposition of old world elegance with modern sensibilities and aesthetics. Nail head trim on transitional, even contemporary furnishings, is fresh yet established – an exciting blend!

Not just for chairs and sofas. Since nail head trim is trendy right now, it’s showing up everywhere. Once the domain of chairs and sofas only, now you’ll find it on headboards, ottomans, bar stools, accent tables, even draperies! What’s more, it’s being used as more than trim – today you’ll find nail heads being used to create gorgeous, intricate patterns on furnishings, notably chests and tables.

Storage Ottoman with Nail Head Trim

Storage Ottoman with Nail Head Trim

Why nail head trim? With sophisticated manufacturing techniques, nail heads are no longer needed for construction – today they simply look amazing! Nail heads accent the lines, shape, texture and colour of furnishings, proving beautiful definition.  It’s like jewellery for furniture!

Berkeley 3 Urban Arm Chair at Stoney Creek Furniture

Berkeley 3 Urban Arm Chair at Stoney Creek Furniture

Nail head options. Whether brass, brushed nickel or shiny chrome, you’ll find nail head trim in many different sizes and finishes, depending on the size, style and colour of the furniture. It adds a custom, artistic touch, giving the piece a high-end vibe.

Explore the many furniture options now available with nail head accents. It’s a beautiful way to add classic charm that will stand the test of time. And don’t forget, eclectic is exciting – mix and match nail head designs with your current pieces for a stunning look!

How can one piece of furniture transform your home for the holidays?

November 28, 2016 by Michelle Katzirz

Everyone likes to spruce up their home for the holidays. Most of us do a major cleaning and display lots of festive décor. But have you considered adding a new piece or two of furniture? You’ll be amazed at how a space can be totally uplifted with even a single piece of gorgeous furniture. Here are our top 5 suggestions:

  1. Sectional. This is one of our favourite pieces of furniture. It provides plenty of seating for entertaining or relaxing and it comes in multiple configurations to fit practically any room. Sectionals are available in a profusion of fabrics, from brights to neutrals, velvet to leather. What we love most about a sectional is how it defines a room and give it ‘borders’ – bring a sectional forward from the walls and it’s an instant conversation nook!
Belaire Contemporary Sectional

Belaire Contemporary Sectional

  1. Ottoman. The multi-functional ottoman has become increasingly popular because of its versatility. Of course it’s a footstool and a great way to kick back, but it’s being used more often as a coffee table. A large, firm ottoman makes a perfect surface when used with trays. An ottoman is also a portable seating area that’s perfect for the holidays! Finally, some ottomans come with hidden storage – and who doesn’t need more of that? HINT: Your ottoman doesn’t have to match your sofa; choose something fun and funky in a complementary colour.
Square Storage Ottoman with Casters

Square Storage Ottoman with Casters

  1. Hall Table. When you update your front hallway, you change the whole impression of your home! A stunning table or chest does the job. Choose something that makes a statement: a gorgeous bright colour, metallic accents, intricate detailing or distressed wood for example. Don’t forget, a hall table is an ideal place for a festive bouquet!
Mélange DeVera Mirrored Console

Mélange DeVera Mirrored Console

  1. Mattress. Okay, it’s not something visible, but it’s important. In fact, a new mattress can transform your life! Most mattresses only provide proper support for 10 years and it’s been proven that a good night’s sleep is essential to your health. There’s a huge variety of options and features available. Find one that’s perfect for you and always choose a retailer you trust. HINT: A new mattress for the guest room is a great way to pamper holiday visitors.
Serta iSeries Mattress available at Stoney Creek Furniture

Serta iSeries Mattress available at Stoney Creek Furniture

  1. Mirror. One mirror can change everything! Look around your home for possible locations – a mirror reflects light and opens up a space beautifully. The dining room, living room, hallway, stair landing, even the kitchen are great locations. Mirrors are trending so you’ll find lots of creative options in unique shapes. Circles and starbursts are especially popular.
Weathered Gray Mirror

Weathered Gray Mirror

When you’re getting your home ready for the holidays, try on a new piece or two of these ‘high impact’ pieces – and enjoy!